downgrade cpu and upgrade gpu

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maxjb, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. maxjb macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2006
    im getting a mac pro and im wondering if i should downgrade it to quad 2ghz and then upgrade the gpu to an ati radion x1900 xt or keep the 2.66 and the stock gpu. as i cant afford to pay for more than that.

  2. quruli macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    The 2.66 chips are a great deal. Moving up or down on the cpus is a rip.

    Stick with the 2.66 and add the ATI card later. There may be some developments in the third party graphics sector soon.
  3. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Agreed. GPUs are far easier (and cheaper) to upgrade later, and you'll get a lot more performance out of the 660mHz bump.

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